James S. Gordon

James S. Gordon, MD, is founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), former chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and author of the forthcoming, groundbreaking The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma. Jim, who is also the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, has worked for 40 years to make self-care, including nutrition and mind-body medicine, central to health care. He and his CMBM colleagues have created scientifically validated programs for healing psychological trauma in Kosovo, Israel, Gaza, Haiti, and the US. His work has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, in the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

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  • How to Use Food as Medicine

    Dr. James S. Gordon, MD, director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, helped create the Food As Medicine approach some 20 years ago for medical students.